My son's pediatrician called and said his lead level came back high after a finger prick to check for anemia. he is 12mths. now we have to go back so they can draw blood from a vein to check again for the lead level. The ped. said the highest level is 10 but for my son age it should be five...my son's was 11. Have u heard of this? what happened in your situation?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Aug. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by Cindy18 at 11:49 PM on Aug. 1, 2010
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Answer by JawgaMom1 at 9:23 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by MKSers at 1:43 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
My son's lead level was 1. Do you live in a house built before 1978? If so, they used lead paint in the house. Even if it's been repainted, the big problem is lead dust. The doors and the windows will rub the paint layers away and cause the lead paint to become dust which is then inhaled.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 8:26 PM on Aug. 3, 2010